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Fashion Week San Diego is a wrap!
Oct 11, 2017

Fashion week is huge in the beauty industry. Thankfully, we don’t need to catch the red eye to NYC to find the upcoming trending styles or hottest emerging designers—we just need to catch an Uber to Broadway Pier. If you missed this year’s show, don’t sweat. We caught up with our two lead designers—Janette Cruz and Michael Soberanes—to give us a front row seat to all things fashion week. Read the Q&A below.

Tell us about the shows!

The shows for this season were beautiful! There was so much color and texture in the clothing and it went with the hair inspiration perfect. For Friday’s show, I really wanted to create something soft but clean, so I went with a middle part and low pony with added texture around the face. I also wanted to add color so I incorporated flowers. My goal for the look was to make … Read More

A Sneak Peek at Fall Fashion Week
Sep 18, 2017

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Fashion lovers, rejoice: Fall Fashion Week San Diego is just around the corner. But if you (like us) don’t want to wait to find out what trends will be ruling your beauty regimen this season, then keep reading. We got a sneak peek at the Wine and Spirits Festival at Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier, where the models will be heading down the runway for FWSD in just a few short weeks.

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It’s no surprise that this style makes its way onto trend lists season after season: after all, there are seemingly endless iterations of it. “I always expect to see them in one way or another, because there are so many different types,” confirms our Lead Stylist Jeanette Cruz. Jeanette herself styled models for the show, choosing to subtly incorporate micro-braids into an otherwise sleek ponytail. This fall, try doing the … Read More

Gila Rut at FWSD Spring Showcase 2015
Apr 08, 2015

Once again Gila Rut was asked to head the hair department for FWSD. This time it was for their 2nd annual Spring Showcase. It was held at Harrahs Rincon Resort & Casino. There was over 1,000 people in attendance. The Spring Showcase is an event that help prepare everyone for the excitement that is Fashion Week San Diego. Here designers show a sneak peak of the upcoming looks to Bloggers, designers, fashionistas,, and stylists in the industry.


There were about 26 designers there that each had a booth set up, along with all the other sponsors (restaurants, beauty companies, etc.)


The venue was enormous! We were able to meet a lot of people, even some current clients! Guests could receive information about the salon and even set up appointments on the spot. We had a lot of people take advantage in our booth to have their hair styled.


The next … Read More

Gila Rut Aveda Featured Stylist
Jan 26, 2015

Meet Andre – Master Designer 1 at Torrey Hills


How long have you been working for Gila Rut?

I’ve been at Gila Rut for 3.5 years but I’ve been doing hair for 22 years.  I’ve worked at some great salons but Gila Rut is the best salon ever.

What inspires you as a stylist?

I’m inspired by old and new styles, the latest trends, or bringing something back in a new way. The service I absolutely love doing right now is Vomor Extensions! They are the tape in method. They are easy and fast to apply, they look so natural and come in so many colors that you can use them for volume, texture, length or even a color pop!

What is your favorite trend in the hair world right now?

I’m inspired by natural textures (sometimes made by styling tools) and I love hair that moves, its sexy and … Read More

Gila Rut Aveda’s Featured Stylist ~
Jan 21, 2015

Get to know Kimi- Senior Colorist & Extension Specialist at Hillcrest


How long have you been working for Gila Rut?

3 wonderful years

What inspires you as a stylist?

Nature often inspires me as a colorist. I love the way colors flow seamlessly in and out of each other, season to season. The possibilities are endless…..

What is your favorite trend in the hair world right now?

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of silver and chrome colors. It is a very cool transition; to create grey instead of covering it up.

What is your favorite Aveda product and how would you use it on clients?

Beautifing Oil is my favorite right now. I like to mix it in with hand massages, facials, and even into my color. Every part of us needs extra moisture this time of the year and Beautifing Oil delivers!

What do you enjoy doing outside Read More